People cross Bosphorus Bridge on foot as accident blocks Istanbul traffic
ISTANBULIstanbul residents who tried to get to work in the morning hours on May 12 were stranded in traffic due an accident, prompting passengers to leave metro-buses and walk across the Bosphorus Bridge.
A shuttle bus crashed into a guard rail after the driver lost control of the steering in the Çağlayan district, causing a traffic jam on the main road from the Asian side to the European side of the city.
The passengers who were stuck on the road exited the public buses and started walking on the bridge in order to go past long lines. On the bridge, traffic police stopped metro-buses, which people then boarded and continued on their way.
There were no causalities in the accident, reports said.